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The ordinary arts

“The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” — Thomas Moore There are small details– inexpensive or free– that make our homes a more nurturing environment.  For me, some of the minimal efforts that have maximum impact include making the bed daily, keeping things tidied …

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The ordinary arts

“The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” — Thomas Moore There are small details– inexpensive or free– that make our homes a more nurturing environment.  For me, some of the minimal efforts that have maximum impact include making the bed daily, keeping things tidied …

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Color forever

“Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever.” — Paul Klee In wintertime, I find it especially helpful to surround myself with color to brighten my mood.  Adding color to life is easy and need not be expensive.  Color-rich items such as …

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To select well

“To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing new ones.” — Nicolas Charles Trublet On the day after Christmas, many of us are sifting through our old belongings to make room for the new gifts we received the day before. But some of us have a hard time parting with things, even …

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